FBG Reflectivity Impact on RIN in Ultralong Laser Amplifiers

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rizzelli, Giuseppe; Gallazzi, Francesca; Rosa, Pawel; Corredera, Pedro; Ania-Castanon, Juan Diego (Instituto de Óptica “Daza de Valdés”, CSIC, 28006 Madrid, Spain)
Iqbal, Md Asif; Tan, Mingming; Harper, Paul (AIPT, Aston University Birmingham B4 7ET, UK)

We analyse, both numerically and experimentally, the relative intensity noise transfer in ultra-long Raman laser amplifiers isolating the combined effect of front-FBG reflectivity and pump power split and quantitatively showing their impact on a 100 km, 2nd-order, bidirectionally pumped configuration.